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Workers’ Compensation – Lump Sum Settlement vs. Periodic Payments

California Workers’ Compensation (WC) law allows for a lump sum cash settlement of an injured worker’s claim. This way, the worker accepts one payment instead of weekly or monthly payments. The worker can settle via a lump sum payment for any wage benefits or medical benefits or both. A lump sum settlement can also be… Read More

Frequently Asked Questions about Social Security Disability Appeals

If you are disabled and unable to work and you have filed for Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits, the last thing you want to see in the mail is a denial letter saying that you are ineligible for these payments. What went wrong? You can’t work because of your disability, but the Social Security Administration… Read More

Teenage Summer Workers and Workers’ Compensation

If your teenaged daughter or son is starting a summer job, you are probably proud and relieved at the same time! You also may be just a bit worried about your teen getting injured on the job. Just like adult workers, teens are covered by California Workers’ Compensation (WC) laws. So if your child does… Read More

Social Security Disability and Chronic Kidney Disease

If you have chronic kidney failure and your condition is severe, you may likely be eligible for Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits. Chronic kidney failure (CKF) is also known as chronic renal failure and end stage renal failure. For the Social Security Administration, this disease falls into its “genitourinary” diseases. An applicant with CKF may… Read More

Injured at Work? How to Prove That it Happened on the Job

You have injured your back at work and must stay out for a few weeks. You know that your injury happened while lifting those boxes in the storeroom. But how can you prove to your employer’s Workers’ Compensation (WC) insurer that your injury happened on the job? One of the most crucial components of the… Read More

In the most recent annual report published by the Trustees for the Social Security Funds, the prediction date for when the old age fund will be depleted – 2034 – remains unchanged from last year. However, the outlook for the disability fund has improved dramatically, pushing the depletion date back to 2052 from 2032. The… Read More

Ouch! Heavy Lifting Causes Many Workplace Injuries

One million workers hurt their backs each year, representing almost 20% of all workplace injuries and illnesses. And most of these injuries are caused by heavy lifting.

One of the most important factors in determining your eligibility for Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits is your work history. When the Social Security Administration receives your SSDI application, your medical condition will be matched against the official “Blue Book” of severe impairments. If your disability does not correspond to any entry there, the next… Read More

Have you ever thought about eye safety at work? Many of us would discount the importance of eye safety, but in reality, more than 2,000 Americans suffer an eye injury every day! This results in vision loss which leads to medical expenses, Workers’ Compensation and more than $300 million in lost work time! During Workplace… Read More

Many of our clients ask us if their Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits could change once they have been approved. Yes, there are a few situations that can cause a change in the SSDI payments that you receive: Continuing Disability Reviews Periodically, the Social Security Administration will review your disability case as your health condition… Read More

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